CDC study: Counties with social vulnerabilities more likely to become COVID-19 hotspots

U.S. counties with more racial and ethnic minority residents, people living in crowded housing and other social vulnerabilities were more likely to become COVID-19 hotspots in June and July, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was especially true in less urban areas.

“Building on previous work, these findings underscore the need for federal, state, and local partners to work with community leaders to support areas with high social vulnerability and prevent them from becoming COVID-19 hotspots,” the authors said.